Puffins - gift ideas for puffin lovers



Puffins are one of Britain's best loved and most easily recognisable birds with their comical look.  According to the RSPB, they are best spotted at breeding colonies at venues such as the RSPB's Bempton Cliffs (N Yorks) and South Stack (Anglesey) reserves; the Farne Islands and Coquet Island (Northumberland); the Isle of May (off the Fife coast); and the Shetland and Orkney Islands. 

Like so many animals, puffins are not having an easy time of it and they find themselves on the Red List.

Adopt a puffin

For those who want to make a difference

Adopt a puffin
There are a number of charities you can adopt a puffin from as a gift, including the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales.  For £25, you'll help the Trust's work on Skomer and Skokholm Islands.  Click here for information on adoption packs.

You can also adopt a Burhou Puffin from the Channel Island of Alderney and the Alderney Wildlife Trust - it's the only Wildlife Trust in the Channel Islands.  

Nothin' but Puffins

Or enjoy delightful pictures of puffins

Nothin' but Puffins
This hard-back book consists of 64 pictures of puffins at their most amusing, together with witty commentary.   £8.95 from Foyles

Reusable Stainless Steel Bottle - Puffins Reusable Stainless Steel Bottle - Puffins 
Want an eco-friendly gift?  How about this reusable stainless steel bottle with puffins on it?   It keeps hot things hot, and cold things cold, thanks to its triple-layer construction.  It has a secure screw top and is packaged in a protective box.  Help nature both with your gift and with a lifestyle change to get rid of single use plastic bottles!   The picture is by artist Elizabeth Grant.  There's also designs for blue tits and a barn owl on separate reusable bottles.  For £24.99 from the RSPB Shop
Puffin Doorstep

Add extra colour to the home with a puffin 

Puffin Doorstep
This gorgeous puffin has a bright yellow hat and wellies and so is ready for all weathers!  He'll bring cheer to every home.  He's 27.5 cm tall.  You can fly to the RSPB's Online Shop and buy him there for £26.99

Seashore puffin parade mug

Something to enjoy a warm drink from

Seashore puffin parade mug
The RSPB has a couple of pretty puffin mugs and there's currently an offer on them, too.  (You can buy 2 for £15 or buy one for £8.50.) mugs are made in the UK from delicate, bone china. All are gift boxed, and are dishwasher and microwave safe.  Go to the RSPB Online Shop to take a peek! 

The Secret Lives of Puffins The Secret Lives of Puffins

The award-winning wildlife photographer Mark Sisson has photographed puffins over several years, and this book covers the birds' life cycle, behaviour, habitats and the current and future challenges they face, with facts and anecdotes as well.  As well as images to capsulate the puffins' charm, there's text written by leading wildlife writer Dominic Couzens. £20 from Foyles.
Michael MacGregor, Puffins Calendar 2021 Give them Puffin pictures every month in 2021

Michael Macgregor captures the life  of puffins through the photography in this Puffins Calendar 2021.  The calendar has international holidays and the daily grids provide enough space to organise appointments, birthdays  and reminders to help you stay on track in 2021.  A postal envelope is included with the calendar.  For £5.99 from the CalendarClub.co.uk
 Puffin Brooch from the RSPB Online Shop What about something to wear?

This puffin brooch is by Bill Skinner who has created brooches exclusively for the RSPB.   They are hand-crafted in Kent and fnished beautifully with enamel and tiny Swarovski crystals. The puffin measures 2 x 3.6 cm.  Just £29.99.  Waddle away to the RSPB's Online Shop 

Puffin Cushions from Zazzle

How about something to decorate the home with, such as a cushion?

Zazzle.co.uk have a number of cushions featuring puffins.  There's even a Keep Calm and Hug a Puffin cushion!  There are puffin pillows and puffin party pillows as well, plus decorative puffin cushions.   

Head off to Zazzle here to see the range.


Puffin singing greeting card

Puffin singing greeting card
Open it and hear the puffin sing!  This card is suitable for all ages and all occassions, and it's blank inside for your own message.  For £4.99 from the RSPB Online Shop

Soft Toy Singing Puffin

Soft Toy Singing Puffin

Part of our range of cute, cuddly soft plush toys with authentic bird calls, all you have to do is give this lovely puffin a squeeze and listen to his song.  Suitable for ages 3+, this puffin is 13 cm tall.  For £8.00 (or, you can buy 2 singing toy birds for £14.00) from the RSPB Online Shop

Here's an activity to do from home - cross stitch a puffin!

Puffin - Cross Stitch Kit from Amazon
For those who enjoy doing cross stitch and who are also puffin and nature lovers, here's a great combination - a Puffin Cross Stitch Kit.  Or, you could do the creating bit for the puffin lover in your life and give your finished version to them!  For £12.84 from Amazon.

Puffin Birthday Card from Amazon